The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, has described the performances of Team Ireland at the European Elite Championships in Kharkiv, Ukraine as inspirational.
Joe Ward won his third European gold at the tournament and Brendan Irvine and Kurt Walker claimed double bronze. All three qualified for the World Championships in Hamburg, Germany in August, along with Sean McComb.
Team Ireland’s nine-strong squad finished in 4th spot in the medals table and in 4th spot in the rankings table in the Ukraine.
“I wish to extend my congratulations to Joe Ward on winning gold at the EUBC European Championships in Kharkiv,” said President Higgins.
”His exceptional performance, along with the outstanding achievements of the Irish team, are an inspiration for many budding athletes, at all levels.”